The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 7
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Release Date: Jun 25, 1959 Limited
Average Rating: 2.2/5
User Ratings: 1,654
In The Giant Gila Monster, most of the plot is given over to a group of hot-rod enthusiasts, headed by nice-guy Chace Winstead (Don Sullivan), who sometimes breaks into song. Before long, the titular gila monster, which is just that -- a real gila monster -- is lumbering about on miniaturized sets terrorizing the community, killing at random, knocking over trains and barns, and in general making a nuisance of itself. When the monster threatens to devour Chace's kid sister, he attempts to
Jun 25, 1959 Limited
Aug 13, 2002
McLendon-Radio Pictures Distributing Com
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The desolate desert imagery combined with Jack Marshall's creepy score make for a sporadically transfixing experience.
Has a real-life lizard (looking as disinterested as hell!) harassing scale models . . .
Camp value is provided by a truckload of 1950s B-movie cliches and dreadful song breaks -- "The Gila Monster Crawl" among other "rock & roll hits" -- by its lead, Don Sullivan, who through this movie rose from nothing to complete obscurity.
made on a shoestring budget and it shows; bad blend of teenagers, rock music and silly lizard on patently faked sets.
this is the kind of movie where simple continuity between day and night proves to be a problem
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